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    'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'

    'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'
    Is that sentence correct? 'It is to be+ passive voice'?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'
    Is that sentence correct? 'It is to be+ passive voice'?

    Thanks!
    Yes, it's passive voice. 'Inevitably' is wrong there though.
    'It is likely/sure to be tested in the examination' are correct sentences. Those are adjectives.
    "Inevitably, it will be tested in the examination" is OK too.

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    Re: 'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, it's passive voice. 'Inevitably' is wrong there though.
    'It is likely/sure to be tested in the examination' are correct sentences. Those are adjectives.
    "Inevitably, it will be tested in the examination" is OK too.
    Hello, Raymott.
    May I ask a question here?

    What about (the sentence without 'inevitably'):
    "It (='What we've learned today', for example) is to be tested in the examination." - 'be to + infinitive' referring to a future event

    Does it sound weird/odd to native ears?

    (Edit) I've found some information on 'be to + infinitive': http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv103.shtml


    Thank you.
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    Re: 'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'

    It can only refer anahporically to some object that is obvious because it has recently been mentioned. The sentence isn't wrong, but does sound odd to me, because "it" seems isolated and unclear without more context (it may be fine in the right place) and "to be tested" is certainly a correct way to refer to a systematic and certain future, but most people who use AmE would just say:

    This is going to be on the exam.
    This is without doubt going to be on the exam.
    This is going to be on the exam for sure.

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    Re: 'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'

    Is 'inevitably' wrong there? Must it be 'It is likely/sure to be tested in the examination' ?

    Thanks!

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